Government Communications Security Bureau Act 2003

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12 Annual report
  • (1) As soon as practicable after each year ending on 30 June, the Director must deliver to the Minister a report on the activities of the Bureau during that year as if it were an annual report under the Public Finance Act 1989.

    (2) When the Minister receives a copy of a report under subsection (1), the Minister must, without delay, submit a copy of the report to the members of the Intelligence and Security Committee established under the Intelligence and Security Committee Act 1996.

    (3) Within 30 sitting days after receiving the report under subsection (1), the Minister must present to the House of Representatives a copy of the report that accords with any directions given under subsection (4), and includes—

    • (a) [Repealed]

    • (b) a statement as to whether or not any interception warrants were in force during the year to which the report relates; and

    • (c) a statement as to whether or not any computer access authorisations were in force during the year to which the report relates; and

    • (d) a statement setting out—

      • (i) a summary of the Bureau’s equal employment opportunities programme for the year to which the report relates; and

      • (ii) an account of the extent to which the Bureau was able to meet, during the year to which the report relates, the equal employment opportunities programme for that year.

    (4) Before presenting a copy of the report to the House of Representatives under subsection (3), the Minister may direct that any material (other than the material referred to in section 45E(1)(c)(i) of the Public Finance Act 1989 and subsection (3)(b) to (d)) be deleted from the report if the Minister considers that the material is likely—

    • (a) to prejudice the security or defence of New Zealand or the international relations of the Government of New Zealand; or

    • (b) to prejudice the entrusting of information to the Government of New Zealand on a basis of confidence by the Government of any other country or any agency of such a Government; or

    • (c) to prejudice the entrusting of information to the Government of New Zealand on a basis of confidence by any international organisation; or

    • (d) to endanger the safety of any person; or

    • (e) to prejudice unreasonably the privacy of an individual.

    Compare: 1969 No 24 s 4J

    Section 12(1): amended, on 25 January 2005, by section 37(1) of the Public Finance Amendment Act 2004 (2004 No 113).

    Section 12(3)(a): repealed, on 25 January 2005, by section 37(1) of the Public Finance Amendment Act 2004 (2004 No 113).

    Section 12(4): amended, on 25 January 2005, by section 37(1) of the Public Finance Amendment Act 2004 (2004 No 113).